The influence of annealing on the AgGaS2 films grown by pulsed laser deposition has been investigated. The X-ray diffraction results show the AgGaS2 films were found with preferential orientation (1 1 2) normal to the surface and silver droplets were diminished after the post-annealing. Photoluminescence (PL) measurements reveled the exciton energy is slightly red shifted that is possibly due to the thermal strain effect. The binding energy of the shallow donors is ∼28 meV determined from temperature dependent PL spectra. In addition, the A-exciton and the B/C-exciton could be observed in the transmittance spectra at room temperature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry